I have planked my bedroom wall. . . with a Pencil!!!
Yup, I drew my planks on with a pencil, and you know what? You almost can't even tell, my wall actually looks like it is lined with wood planks.
Here is a before picture. The wall was just plain and boring, so I knew that adding planks would be the perfect thing. However, being that I'm not much of a handyman, adding wood planks seemed like too much work. That's when I came up with the idea of just drawing them on to achieve the look that I wanted.
I used a leveler, a ruler, and a pencil to create my planks.
I measured my lines to be 6 inches apart. I used the leveler to make sure the lines were straight, and then I ran my pencil down the leveler to create the lines.
I had to sharpen my pencil a lot, so having an electric pencil sharpener nearby came in real handy. I also made my pencil marks thicker in some spots and lighter in others, and that is were the illusion comes in, it makes the lines look like actual spaces between planks.
lastly, I lightly brushed on some sealer to keep the pencil lead from smearing.
I did this project in about an hour. And I am so happy with the results.
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Published November 5th, 2015 9:54 AM
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Carolina's Art on Jul 29, 2020
Great idea. Love to faux things to give the illusion. So much easier and cheaper!!!
What white color did you use one walls and furniture? Love the look!!
How did you apply the sealer so it didn’t smudge the lines?
Looks fantastic! Did you seal only the pencil mark or seal the whole wall?